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After Interview, Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes Again to Rachel Bloom for Shady Tweet

Thursday Jun 14, 2018

Neil Patrick Harris is apologizing again to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creator and star Rachel Bloom for a shady tweet he fired off while watching the Tony Awards Sunday night.

NPH's apology comes several days after his remarks, which Bloom responded to on Twitter. She later commented on the interaction in an interview with GQ magazine.

During the awards show, Bloom was hosting the backstage segment, speaking with winners.

"Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon remarked that she says 'like' and 'oh my god' a lot. I'm confused...," NPH wrote, referring to his 7-year-old son.

Bloom responded with an epic clap back.

"I'm a big fan of yours. We've met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for 'How I Met Your Mother' for 5 years," she wrote. "Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father."

Soon after, NPH replied back: "Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?"

Bloom never responded directly to NPH. Instead, she discussed the awkward interaction in her new GQ interview. The magazine asked the actress if their tweets were actually a joke.

"It wasn't a joke. Basically... I saw that tweet. And I was kind of devastated. I was actually going to tweet, 'This makes me sad,'" she said. "But then I was like, 'Ehhhhhhhhhh... I don't want to give him that, necessarily.'

"Look. I've met him a couple times. Very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show," she added. "And we hung out for a solid 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was just bizarre to me that it wouldn't ring a bell. And also, that he wouldn't Google it."

Bloom didn't stop there. She told GQ:

But look, he's not a writer, so his version of a Twitter joke is to just kind of... live-comment to Twitter followers with kind of random, unformed thoughts. And fame does that to you - where you think every kind of random, unformed thought is a gem because you get 10,000 likes from it. He has, like, 27 million Twitter followers. And that makes me scared about fame in general. The yes-men. Even if what you're saying is, I don't know, kind of weird or unoriginal, you're still getting a lot of approval and dopamine surges for saying it. And I really, really hope that I can surround myself with people who will call me out on my shit, so that - even if I ever were to have 27 million Twitter followers - I would be just kind of... a person first, and a famous person second.

And I guess what I would say is, the thing he said in response [to my tweet] wasn't really an apology as much as saying, like, "Well said! Thanks for the reminder."

She later added:

"And I guess, the final thing I'll say about that is: Look, he didn't say that I was terrible. It was just kind of a random thing. But I think if he wants to be gracious: He has 27 million Twitter followers. He could check out an episode of the musical TV show 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' - which is, right now, the only musical show on television. And tell his 27 million Twitter followers to check it out. I wouldn't hate that!"

Soon after the GQ piece was published, NPH took to Twitter to offer another apology.

"Sincere apologies to @Racheldoesstuff for my Tony tweet," he wrote. "I failed to research her before pressing 'send', and what I thought was a funny comment in our living room must have been far from funny to read, backstage, mid-show. As a performer and a parent, I should have know better."

Bloom accepted his apology.

Click here to read the full GQ piece about Bloom.


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